As nouns the difference between runway and runaway
is that runway
is an airstrip, a (usually) paved section on which planes land or take off while runaway
is a person or animal that runs away or has run away; a person, animal, or organization that escapes limitations.
an airstrip, a (usually) paved section on which planes land or take off
a narrow platform extending from a stage on which people walk, especially used by models in fashion shows
the usual path taken by deer or other wild animals, i.e. from the forest to the stream
a stream bed
* (platform for fashion shows): catwalk
A person or animal that runs away or has run away; a person, animal, or organization that escapes limitations.
- Runaway children are vulnerable to criminal exploitation.
A train that is out of control.
(usually attributive) An object or process that is out of control or out of equilibrium.
The act of running away, especially of a horse or teams.
- Thou runaway , thou coward, art thou fled?
An overwhelming victory.
- There was a runaway yesterday.
- The home side won in a runaway .
This word is frequently used attributively, as in "runaway X" to mean "an X which has run away" or "an X which is out of control".